Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-5-2013

Well, it’s official … 

The Dr Who series 7 finale episode, The Name Of The Doctor, get’s screened, tonight.

Thankfully … ?   Thankfully, I’ve managed to guarantee my enjoyment, by managing to avoid any spoilers.

Especially in light of the BBC’s accidentally sending out Series 7B DVDs a week early!   Ye GODS!

At ANY rate … ?

My DVD is now set up and ready to go.

No spoilers, please, folks … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with confessing she’s both thinking of getting a Mac, and had thoroughly enjoyed Rubber Soul when she was younger.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 18th May, 1948, saw the Legislative Yuan — its Parliament, in other words — of the Republic of China convene for the first time.   In which city … ?
Q2) More to the point, what’s the Legislative Yuan’s nearest equivalent in the People’s Republic of China: the National People’s Congress or the State Council … ?
Q3) 18th May, 2012, saw which well known website start trading on the US NASDAQ exchange … ?
Q4) 18th May, 1944, saw the fall of which Italian monastery … ?
Q5) More to the point, was this to Allied or Axis forces … ?
Q6) Finally … 18th May, 1964, saw running battles between gangs of Mods and Rockers: in which English seaside town … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th May is Constitution Day in Norway.  In which year was the Norwegian Constitution signed: 1813, 1814 or 1815 … ?
A1) 1814.
Q2) How many clauses make up the Norwegian Constitution: 112, 113 or 114 … ?
A2) 112.
Q3) In which year did Norway become independent: 1895, 1905 or 1915 … ?
A3) 1905.
Q4) More to the point, which country did Norway become independent from … ?
A4) Sweden.   (You can follow @sweden on Twitter: seemingly, there’s a new Swede, every week.   Am I the only person who thinks that’s ambiguous … ?)
Q5) Norway, Sweden and Denmark all make up which part of Europe … ?
A5) Scandinavia.
Q6) Which of the countries named in Q5 are on the Scandinavian Peninsular … ?
A6) Norway and Sweden.
Q7) Which island group isn sometimes considered part of Scandinavia … ?
A7) The Farœs.
Q8) Those islands are roughly halfway between Norway and which famously volcanic island … ?
A8) Iceland.
Q9) Moving backwards, slightly … May 17th is also Constitution Day on the small island of Nauru: in which Ocean is Nauru … ?
A9) The South Pacific.
Q10) And finally … on which Beatle album would you find the song, Norwegian Wood … ?
A10) Rubber Soul.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this though from the late Fred Perry …
“I didn’t aspire to be a good sport; ‘champion’ was good enough for me.”
Fred Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995)
And, as it’s Toyah’s birthday … ?

With THIS tune … 

*        Got to admit, I was always more of a Status Quo fan, when I was younger, Debbi: saying that … ?   The Beatles and Stones were part of my childhood: and did I tell you my kid sister, Ruth, is something of a Beatles fan … ?   Hence a Certain Nephew’s name … :D   (Oh, by the way … ?   I know this is going to be a BIT eyeball popping, but if you DO go for a Mac, you’ll find this list of keyboard shortcuts handy† … )

†        Oh, Debbi, didn’t you say you knew a few Unix commands … ?   That’s the stuff underneath all the eye-candy: I never use it much, although I DO use the rm -r command to get rid of really awkward files.


Andy Shirling said...

Re: "Name of the Doctor" Sue 's had me actively seeking spoilers without success; she's resigned to waiting until tonight, now. :-)

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Doing the teaser, quick before my phone call with my web designer.

1. Tapei City
2. The National People's Congress
3. Facebook
4. Monte Cassino
5. Allied
6. Brighton

Wow! Got my call right before I finished. Thank heavens for headsets and copy and paste, huh? :)